TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY

Teesside University is a university in Middlesbrough, England. It has a student body of 27,954 students as of the 2008-09 academic years. It recorded rises in applications of 25.1 per cent and 23.5 per cent for degree courses beginning in 2010, the highest such percentage increases of the five universities in the North East of England. The University has a campus in Darlington named Teesside University. The University has been situated since its formation as Constantine Technical College in 1930 within the borough of Middlesbrough in the North Yorkshire area of England on the south banks of the River Teesarlington.

Set at the heart of the North East, Middlesbrough is one of the most affordable places to live in the UK with student discounts widely available. It boasts one of longest coastlines in England, beautiful countryside plus major cities such as Newcastle and Leeds nearby.

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Middlesbrough buzzes with activity seven days a week with great shopping, bars, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs. The construction of an £11m Institute of Digital Innovation, as part of the 2010 DigitalCity project is now underway and the Animex International Festival is also staged there on an annual basis, complementing the University’s coverage of animation and computer games. It is also home to the Northern Region Film and Television Archive.

There is accommodation provided in self-catered rooms, mostly reserved for first year undergraduate students but also for international students, postgraduates, staff and undergraduates who have been unable to find alternative accommodation. All accommodation is within easy walking distance of University facilities. The University has four managed residences (halls, houses and flats), providing 726 places. A further 472 places are available through the University managed housing scheme (properties owned by private landlords but manage by the University. Graduate alumni family of more than 45,000 living in over 90 different countries.

What University offers to international Students?

  • Wide range of courses with internationally-recognized British qualifications
  • Scholarship worth £1,500 a year
  • Free English language tuition and study support

Some Famous Alumnus

Emmy award-winning Andy graduated from Teesside in 1992. He reflects on 20 years in computer graphics, comparing his commercial experiences (Avatar, Walking with Dinosaurs, The Matrix: Revolutions) with his own artistic exploration. He considers the effective tools used by technicians and artists – and the different needs of film production and artistic exploration.

Adele, who has written ten top-ten bestsellers in ten years, shares her journey to becoming a writer. She believes writing is a vocation, and looks honestly at her joys and frustrations, motivation, inspiration and discipline.